400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles, says charity

400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles says charity

400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles, says charity

400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles, says charity

Not smoking, cutting down on alcohol and having a healthier diet could all reduce the risk of developing the disease.

400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles says charityMore than 1,000 cancer cases are diagnosed each day

Healthier lifestyles could mean almost 150,000 fewer cases of cancer in the UK each year, a charity has said.

The World Cancer Research Fund found that in 2017, the last year for which there are fully collated figures, 366,303 cases of cancer were diagnosed – more than 1,000 people a day.

But it estimated that 147,000 cases, or around 40%, could have been avoided if people people stopped smoking, drank less alcohol, ate healthy foods, were active and maintained a healthy weight.

Other factors include cutting down on red and processed meat, avoiding too much sun and breastfeeding where possible.

Susannah Brown, head of research interpretation at WCRF, said: “When we hear the word cancer, we often think of it as something inevitable that can’t be avoided.

400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles, says charity.

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